43 AVCA All-Region Honors - 2 ACC Players-of-the-Year - 22 Twenty-Plus-Win Seasons
Tiger Timeline in the second round, 31-29, 27-30, 30-28, 30-25, before falling to North Carolina in the semifinals, 19-30, 29-31, 23-30. December 15, 2004 Leslie Finn became Clemson’s second volleyball All-American, earning an honorable mention selection. September 15, 2005 Cindy Stern was inducted into the Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame. November 29, 2005 Jeannette Abbott became the fifth Tiger volleyball player to be named the ACC Rookie of the Year. December 13, 2006 Jeannette Abbott and Danielle Hepburn were named Honorable Mention All-Americans by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. With the honor, the then-sophomores became just the third and fourth players in Tiger history to earn the accolade and gave Clemson multiple honorees for the first time ever. February 2, 2007 Danielle Hepburn was named to the CVU.com Stellar Spikers First Team. September 14, 2007 - October 30, 2007 The Tigers won a school-record 17 matches in a row, including a program-best 14 consecutive conference contests. The streak began with a 3-0 sweep of Kent State in the Clemson Classic and lasted until a 3-0 loss at Virginia on Nov. 2. The Tigers navigated through the first half of the ACC season with an undefeated record. October 13, 2007 Clemson upset 13th-ranked Duke in a five-game battle in Durham, NC. It was the highest-ranked opponent that the Tigers had defeated in history. The victory was also Head Coach Jolene Jordan Hoover’s 300th at the helm of the Tiger program. November 3, 2007 Clemson Head Coach Jolene Jordan Hoover recorded her 400th career coaching victory as the Tigers defeated Virginia Tech, 3-1, in Blacksburg, VA. November 16, 2007 The Tigers clinched their first ACC Championship since 1999 with a 3-0 win over Florida State. Clemson finished the ACC season with a 21-1 record. November 27, 2007 Head Coach Jolene Jordan Hoover
was voted as the ACC Coach-of-theYear for the second time in her career, and a school-record six Tigers were named to the all-conference team. Dide Ege, Danielle Hepburn and Kelsey Murphy were first-team selections, while Jeannette Abbott, Leslie Mansfield and Meghan Steiner earned second-team honors. Nov. 30, 2007 - Dec. 1, 2007 The Tigers earned a bid to the 2007 NCAA Championships and played host to the first and second rounds. Clemson defeated Alabama by a 3-1 margin in its opening match before falling to the eighth-seeded UCLA, 3-1, in the second round. December 3, 2007 Clemson was ranked 22nd in the final CSTV/AVCA Volleyball poll. It was just the second time in program history that the team was listed in the final rankings. December 12, 2007 Four Tiger players were named Honorable Mention AVCA All-Americans. Danielle Hepburn (left) became the first player in school history to earn the accolade for multiple seasons, while Didem Ege, Kelsey Murphy and Meghan Steiner were also honored. December 2, 2008 Danielle Hepburn was named the ACC Player-of-the-Year, just the second Clemson player to earn the accolade. Kelsey Murphy (1st) and Lia Proctor (2nd) were also named to allconference teams. December 5-6, 2008 Clemson played host to NCAA Tournament first and second round action for the second straight year. The Tigers won a five-set thriller over Tennessee to advance to the second round in back-to-back seasons for the first time in program history. Clemson then fell to 12th-seeded Utah. December 17, 2008 Danielle Hepburn was named to the AVCA All-America Third Team. January 16, 2009 Danielle Hepburn was one of four players nationally recognized as CVU. com Honorable Mention Blocker-ofthe-Year. February 5, 2009 Danielle Hepburn was named to the CVU.com Stellar Spikers First Team. October 2, 2009 Clemson becomes the seond school in ACC history to reach 700 wins with a victory against the Miami Hur-
ricanes in Coral Gables, FL.
under Jolene Hoover
December 3, 2009 Kelsey Murphy, Lia Proctor, Didem Ege and Sandra Adeleye were named All-ACC. Adeleye also joined teammate Alexa Rand in being named to the ACC All-Freshman team.
November 21, 2012 Sandra Adeleye was named to the All-ACC team for a fourth consecutive season, becoming the first Tiger ever to accomplish the feat. She would later be named to the AVCA All-Region team for a 4th time.
December 4, 2009 The Tigers play in their third consecutive NCAA tournament, this time at the Universtiy of Kentucky. Clemson lost its’ first-round matchup to the #17 Oregon Ducks, 0-3.
February 28, 2013 Seniors Alexa Rand and Natalie Patzin garnered the ACC’s prestigious Postgraduate Scholarship and were named to the Academic All-ACC team, along with Adeleye.
December 9, 2009 Four Tigers were named to the AVCA All-Region team for the East Region. Freshman Sandra Adeleye was named the East Region Freshman of the Year and joined Kelsey Murphy, Lia Proctor and Didem Ege with AllRegion honors. Sept. 25, 2010 Behind Alexa Rand’s school-record 15 total blocks, the Tigers record 21.0 blocks off eventual ACC Champion Duke in a thirilling, 3-2 loss in Jervey Gym December 7, 2010 Sandra Adeleye is named to All-ACC team for second straight season, and Mo Simmons and Hannah Brenner are added to the All-ACC Freshman team. Adeleye was later named AVCA All-Region September 24, 2011 Clemson and Duke played the longest match in rally-scoring era, going nearly 3 hours in a five-set Duke win in Durham. The deciding set went 25-23 in favor of the Devils, the most points in a final set in each team’s school history November 19, 2011 Clemson defeated No. 22 Miami in five sets in Jervey Gym on senior day behind 27 kills from Sandar Adeleye and 20 from Serenat Yaz. Hannah Brenner had 68 assists, while Natalie Patzin had 25 digs in the win. It was Clemson’s first win over a ranked team since 2007 November 23, 2011 Serenat Yaz, Sandra Adeleye, and Alexa Rand were each voted to the All-ACC team by league coaches. It was the most selections since the 2009 season, in which Adeleye was also selected. November 16, 2012 Clemson defeates Duke, 3-2, to sweep the season series for the first time since 2007 and win a 20th match in a season for the 13th time
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2013 Clemson Volleyball Media Guide; written and edited by Clemson Athletic Communications office.